Warm welcome, rainy day

Girl high-fives a community partner

Giffen Memorial Elementary School Principal Jasmine Brown stood in the rain and greeted students and families with a smile as they entered school on Tuesday; staff and community partners were waiting inside to high-five and cheer on the students as they returned to school after the holiday weekend.

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All students were back in school Tuesday after last week's staggered start to the 2022-23 school year.